Issues

Education

“Education is an empowering right and one of the most powerful tools by which economically and socially marginalized children and adults can lift themselves out of poverty.”

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Empowering Girls

When a girl has the opportunity to be educated and healthy, not only does she benefit, society as a whole benefits. Read more about the state of girls in the world and the work The Hunger Project is doing to empower girls.

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Environment

“Climate change is undeniable. Climate action is unstoppable. And climate solutions provide opportunities that are unmatchable.” -Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of…

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Gender Discrimination

Despite the fact that women in developing countries provide nearly 70 percent of the agricultural labor, they continue to account…

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Health

In 2016, there were almost 36.7  million people living with HIV/AIDS. Worldwide, 1.8 million people became newly infected with HIV…

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Hunger

Of the 795 million people suffering from chronic hunger, 98 percent live in the developing world. Unlike famines that receive emergency-aid, chronic hunger is a silent, invisible, day-after-day condition.

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Local Democracy

The old saying that “All politics is local” is especially true when it comes to overcoming poverty and hunger. Issues of nutrition, primary education, primary health care, water and sanitation, preserving the environment and ensuring public safety are all local issues.

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Measuring Self-reliance

The Hunger Project defines self-reliance to be when community members are confident and have the capacity and skills to act as agents…

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Nutrition

Clearly a global priority, one of the targets of the very first Millennium Development Goals – eradicate extreme hunger and…

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Poverty

Poverty, food prices and hunger are inextricably linked. Poverty causes hunger. Not every poor person is hungry, but almost all hungry people are poor.

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